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Salem Middle School

Dekalb County Schools

Salem Helping Vets
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Salem Middle School Entrance
Teacher of the Year
Homecoming Game Day
Field Trip to Etowah Museum
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Honors Day
Salem Lion Mascot
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Upcoming Events

Latest News

Seasons Greetings! Salem MS December Events
Tis the Season for Holiday Sounds!
Join us for our Salem Band and Chorus Winter Concert
Come and Celebrate the Winter Season! 
Thursday, December 7, 2023

It is survey time!
These surveys will open on Monday, October 2, 2023 and remain open through Friday, March 1, 2024, and will contribute to the 2024-2025 school climate score.
Salem Sports
It's a Touchdown! 
Thank you Salem LIONS for bringing us that awesome 14--0 homecoming victory score! 

Presenting our 2023-2024 Salem Homecoming Court
Mr. Salem
Keith Walker

Ms. Salem
Chloe Pace

8th Grade King
Jahmir King
8th Grade Queen
Armeria Coachman

7th Grade Prince 
Aaron Mitchell
7th Grade Princess
Janee Young

6th Grade Duke
Amir July
6th Grade Duchess
Laila Smith

View our Salem Soccer Schedule for 2023-2024

Student Chromebook User Agreement
Click Below to sign the Electronic Student Chromebook Agreement Online. Your student must submit this form electronically in order to receive a Chromebook for usage.

We are a proud IB School.
These are the scholars who represent 
for the month of September.
These students consistently display 
a thirst for knowledge, 
a love of learning, 
and a dedication to expanding their horizons.
Our Selected Scholars are...
6th Grade Team Burgundy 
Kyra Jones & Marcus Glenn 
6th Grade Team Silver 
Rakayla Nicholas & Jhayvan Stephens 
6th Grade Team White 
Tiana Henriques & Ramadan Ogunmuyiwa 
7th Grade Team Burgundy 
Antuanette Parker & Matthew Monfort 
7th Grade Team Silver 
Makayla Manning & Ameil Anderson 
7th Grade Team White 
Mariah Pinder & Bryce Cooper 
8th Grade Team Burgundy 
Aaliyah Luke & Nore’e Hayes 
8th Grade Team Silver 
Brooke Potts & Jonathan Scott 
8th Grade Team White 
Alyssa Velazquez & Quincy Carter

Vol. 3 Issue 1

Salem Collects for Vets!
body wash
baby wipes
combs/hair brushes

Special Recognition
Congratulations to our 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year!
Mr. Reshae Cooper
8th Grade Social Studies

Special Congratulations to Assistant Principal 
Tiffany Hooper
Our Education Support Person (ESPOTY) for 2023-2024

Missed your chance to take a school picture?
Picture Make-Up Day is November 1st
Be ready!

Register for Your Transportation Pass Here
Need a Salem Transportation Pass? 
A transportation pass is required for students to be released during dismissal.
Get your pass TODAY!
Gearing Up for MAP Testing
Please review the dates below regarding our upcoming Testing Schedule. 

NWEA MAP Testing Schedule: 
September 5th - ELA
September 6th - Math
September 12th - Reading
September 13 - Science
2023-2024 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl
Calling All Readers! 
Reading Bowl audition dates are coming soon! Get prepared to take our Salem reading challenge to see if you would make a great fit for our 2023-2024 Reading Bowl team. Stay tuned! More details about this competition are coming during your Library Orientation with Ms. McGhee. We need YOU to be a part of our winning team. Get Ready...Set...READ!!

Six Core Values
These are the Six Core Values that drive and empower Dekalb County School District.
Follow the link by clicking the picture to read more about our mission and the values that shape our goals as a school district.
Survey Time!
FY24 Title I Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Your input is vital in the planning and implementation of the parental engagement program and activities in our school. The focus of all Title I programs is to help eligible students meet the same high academic achievement standards expected of all children. The following survey is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for parental involvement activities and events at our school.

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
2023-2024 PAC Elections
PAC at a Glance 


The candidate declaration window for your school’s Principal Advisory Council (PAC) will be open through Friday, August 25, 2023.  Complete the relevant form below to run for an elected parent/guardian position on your school’s Council.  If you are a current PAC member whose term ends September 30, 2024, you do not need to reapply this election cycle.



Principal Advisory Councils bring parents, school employees, students, and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other's perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance. 

Click Here For More Details

Salem Moves to Uniforms for 2023-2024
The Highly Recommended Uniform Options for SY 23-24 are Clear Bookbags and the following Grade Level Colors:

6th: Burgundy Tops and Khaki Bottoms
7th: Grey Tops and Khaki Bottoms
8th: Black Tops and Khaki Bottoms
No Leggings, Jeggins, or Biker Shorts.

You are welcome to wear the shoes of your choice, but no Crocs, Bubble Slides, Kappa Slides, bedroom slippers, flip-flops, or slides.

The DeKalb County School District Student Dress Code is mandatory and enforced here at Salem Middle School.

Salem Principal's Advisory Council Electi...
The Principal's Advisory Council for school year 2023-2024 is accepting declaration forms to run for office.  Click on the title above (Salem Principal's Advisory Council Elections, etc) to for more information and apply. 
Student Vaccine Requirements
Please schedule a visit to your scholar's health care provider to keep up with required vaccinations before school starts in August.  Please click on the title above for more information.  Thank you.

Mission & Vision

The vision of the DeKalb County School District is to inspire our community of learners to achieve educational excellence. Our mission is to ensure student success, leading to higher education, work, and life-long learning. We are making this vision and mission a reality – every day, in every classroom throughout the District.

Through community forums, focus groups, listening sessions, and more, we have engaged our stakeholders, refined our objectives, honed our procedures, and formulated a robust, highly-structured yet agile and adaptive strategic plan. We are pleased with the progress we have made thus far, and excited about the future – of our District, our community, and, most importantly, the 100,000+ students who daily bring to us their limitless potential.

The District has created performance measures, targets, and initiatives to ensure success in each goal area. A monitoring and data collection process has been developed, and rigorous progress check procedures have been implemented. At the local level, on-going training sessions are offered to all principals in order to support the work of aligning, refining, monitoring, and evaluating the continuous improvement efforts of each individual school.

As a community of learners, we are committed to excellence in everything we do – within the classroom and throughout the District. This continuous improvement process permeates each aspect of our Strategic Plan, and we are honored to partner with you to make it a reality for all.